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Threads for Teens: Philadelphia


Allyson Ahlstrom, founder of Threads For Teens

Allyson Ahlstrom, founder of Threads For Teens, is more accomplished as a high school senior than I will ever be in my life. She's spent the entirety of her summer vacation on the road with her company, providing free clothing to girls who are in foster care, group homes and extreme situations of poverty. Over the summer Allyson and her friends and family will be hitting 48 states overall for a total of one city every day. That's seriously impressive!

We caught the Threads For Teens truck as it was in Philadelphia today and were blown away by Allyson and her organization. Allyson and her company can see up to 30 girls every day for shopping appointments which means that they're helping out a ton of girls. If you'd like to follow their travels or find out how you can help, make sure to check out their blog! And if you'd like to see the girls in action, you can catch them on The Today Show after they finish up their tour in VT on August 5. We're so impressed by Allyson and wish her all the best in her future college plans. Seriously, so inspiring. YOU GO, GIRLS! —Katie


Threads For Teens on tour truck


Inside the truck


Cute car, donated by Ford